New African Journal of Laboratory Medicine Announced

A new international peer-reviewed journal, the African Journal of Laboratory Medicine,has recently been established by  The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), with support from WHO, the African Union, CDC, PEPFAR, World Bank, the Clinton Foundation, UNAIDS, and others. ASLM’s goal is to advance the profession of laboratory medicine in Africa. As the official journal of ASLM, the journal will take a broad perspective on the role of laboratory and laboratorians in clinical care and public health efforts. It will provide much-needed communication in the profession of laboratory medicine, and be a forum for laboratories to communicate with other biomedical scientists and clinicians, the medical community, public health officials, and policy makers.

The journal will initially be published quarterly and will be available with open access online. Articles about the translation of laboratory knowledge, practices, and technologies into clinical care, the interface of laboratory with medical science, laboratory-based epidemiology, and laboratory investigations and evidence-based effectiveness in real world settings are of particular interest. Any articles may be submitted in English or French.

For more information on this inaugural issue or to submit manuscripts, please visit the ASLM website or contact Elizabeth Luman, managing editor; Center for Global Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 001-404-639-8165; 1600 Clifton Road, NE, MS G45, Atlanta, GA 30333 USA.

New African Journal of Laboratory Medicine